Innovation Centres in FranceBNP Paribas has officially opened the doors of its tenth Innovation Centre in France. The new centre, located in Bordeaux, is aimed at providing tailored solutions for innovative local small and medium-sized entreprises.

This category of “Innovative SMEs” includes not only companies working in the development of cutting-edge products, but also extends to include those that demonstrate innovative approaches in their production process, their organisation, or the way they distribute their products or services.

BNP Paribas considers these innovative SMEs to be a major force behind job creation in France. Accompanying them from a financial point of view is essential to their success. Providing that accompaniment requires special skills and know-how — precisely what BNP Paribas' Innovation Centres, or “Pôles d'Innovation”, aim to provide.

The other nine centres are located in Grenoble, Toulouse, Paris, Lille, Nantes, Lyon, Strasbourg, Mandelieu/Sophia Antipolis in the South of France, and Massy, near Paris. Two additional Innovation Centers are expected to open before the end of 2013.

As the Innovation Centres specifically cater to French companies, the Retail Bank's “Companies” page is available exclusively in French.

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